Iowa Student’s Wallet Returned
There’s a proverb that says “It takes a village to raise a child.” A simple quote that means it takes more than just one person to teach a child right from wrong. And those helping to raise that child, might even be considered “guardian angels” to some. It also helps to have a “guardian angel” that is a MOM.
Wes Monroe, a freshman from Iowa State University, recently found out just how important “guardian angel moms” can be when he lost his wallet. Monroe was on his way to class when he stopped to fill his car with gas. He placed the wallet on top of his car and forgot it was there. It ended up falling from his car as he traveled onto an entrance ramp on the highway.
Finding the wallet was “guardian angel” Laura Diers. There wasn’t much left in it, but luckily for Wes Monroe, his driver’s license and college ID were still there. Diers, a mother of four from Boone, Iowa, knew that she wanted to do the right thing by giving the wallet back, but not before her “motherly instinct” kicked in.
Diers slipped in a $10 bill and wrote Monroe a note with some motherly advice that reads:
I found your wallet by the side of the road by Highway 30 in Ames. I know it is easy to get a new license but I thought you might like your wallet and the pictures inside of it. I hope things are going well for you at ISU and you are all settled in. Study hard, but also have some fun and experience life!
I’m sure you’re thinking this person is bizarre! LOL! I just remember what it is like to be a college student! Enjoy your life and go after all your dreams with passion and excitement!
After signing the note “Graciously, Laura Diers”, she then took the time to put in some words quoted from Jack Canfield’s ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ encouraging Monroe:
It’s time to quit waiting for perfection, inspiration, permission, reassurance, someone to change, the right person to come along, a more favorable horoscope, the new administration to take over, an absence of risk, someone to discover you, a clear set of instructions and more self-confidence. Get on with it already!
Monroe said he was happy to see his wallet returned, but was taken aback by the kindness and thought the mother-of-four put into returning the wallet. It’s probably safe to say that Wes’ own mom felt some comfort knowing someone took the time to encourage and look out for her son.
As a mom that has a son leaving for college soon, I can only hope that there is another “guardian angel mom” willing to help raise another child if needed.